The money you raise are critical to preventing suicide, and in the process of fundraising you will bring mental health and suicide out of the darkness in your community.
That's it. Some people shy away from asking for money, but once you start, you’ll be surprised by how many people want to support a good cause. But it doesn’t happen right away: it can take as many as six reminders before someone donates. People are busy, they may not get your request at the right time, they may forget. People like being a part of a good cause, but to reach your goal you’ll need to be persistent
Reaching the Goal of $100 in order to earn an official Out of the Darkness Campus Walk t-shirt is easier than it sounds! Here's an example of how you can raise $150 in just 10 days:
If each of these individuals give you $10-20 (not unusual), you've just raised $150 and exceeded your fundraising goal. We're sure you can think of more people to ask and soon you will be on your way to becoming one of our top fundraisers and qualifying for recognition gifts.
Check out the Getting Started Infographic
You could potentially double your donations with matching gifts. Many corporations will match any charitable donations their employees either raise or give. Ask your your donors if their employers offer matching gifts. For more information on matching gifts, please click here
Offline Donation Forms are available to download HERE.
You can also access an itemized donation form HERE.
(for tracking individual donations from various supporters)
All checks should be made payable to AFSP and sent to the address below.
Attn: OOTD Walks
120 Wall St., Floor 29
New York, NY 10005